BMA tackles non-compliance

Incoming BMA CEO Tom Reynolds has laid out bold plans to tackle non-compliance in the bathroom industry at a Compliance Seminar, held the day before The 2019 Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference.

Tom promised that the BMA was determined to ramp up the noise on the compliance issue, educating consumers and stakeholders as well as lobbying government in order to break through the myths and lack of understanding about the level of non-compliance.

“We will make our voices heard so that we can create a level playing field and eradicate those that continue to flout the law and put end users at risk,” said Tom.

The seminar included a preview of a new online tool developed in partnership with Keele University, designed to demystify what it means to be compliant. The tool is aimed primarily at professionals within the bathroom industry such as manufacturers, installers, retailers, and distributers.  It will guide visitors through a process that will help them identify what is required to confirm compliance.

In addition, the BMA confirmed that it will soon be finalising its Primary Authority status with Nottinghamshire County Council. Nick Kingett from Nottingham Trading Standards gave a presentation outlining the partnership and the benefit it would bring to the BMA’s compliance campaign.

“The initiatives we have announced today will play an important role in helping us drive forward the compliance agenda,” added Tom. 

“We will also be raising awareness with a series of workshops and seminars, aimed at installers and other stakeholders so that they better understand their responsibilities and can support our campaign. 

We know we have the support of our members and that together we will make a difference to bring about much needed change.”  

Tom promised that the BMA was determined to ramp up the noise on the compliance issue, educating consumers and stakeholders as well as lobbying government in order to break through the myths and lack of understanding about the level of non-compliance.

“We will make our voices heard so that we can create a level playing field and eradicate those that continue to flout the law and put end users at risk,” said Tom.

The seminar included a preview of a new online tool developed in partnership with Keele University, designed to demystify what it means to be compliant. The tool is aimed primarily at professionals within the bathroom industry such as manufacturers, installers, retailers, and distributers.  It will guide visitors through a process that will help them identify what is required to confirm compliance.

In addition, the BMA confirmed that it will soon be finalising its Primary Authority status with Nottinghamshire County Council. Nick Kingett from Nottingham Trading Standards gave a presentation outlining the partnership and the benefit it would bring to the BMA’s compliance campaign.

“The initiatives we have announced today will play an important role in helping us drive forward the compliance agenda,” added Tom. 

“We will also be raising awareness with a series of workshops and seminars, aimed at installers and other stakeholders so that they better understand their responsibilities and can support our campaign. 

We know we have the support of our members and that together we will make a difference to bring about much needed change.”